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The University of Southampton
Doctoral College


The Doctoral College has a robust governance structure in place to support the achievement of our aims and objectives.

Operational leadership

The day-to-day leadership of the Doctoral College is provided by the Director of the Doctoral College with support from the Doctoral College Manager and the Professional Development Manager.

Find out more about the operational leadership.

Strategic governance

Strategic matters are considered by the Doctoral College Board. It considers all the elements of doctoral training and is responsible for leading and directing the development of the doctoral researcher environment at the University.

The Doctoral College Board is supported by two sub-committees.

Training and Development Sub-committee

The Training and Development Sub-committee is responsible for the delivery and enhancement of the Doctoral College Professional Development Programme. It works in partnership with the University’s faculties, academic units and other training providers.

Postgraduate Research Quality Monitoring and Enhancement Sub-committee

The Postgraduate Research Quality Monitoring and Enhancement Sub-committee, responsible for institution-wide postgraduate research matters such as the Higher Degree Regulations and accompanying Code of Practice, scrutinising periodic reviews and faculty annual reports. It reports to both the Doctoral College Board and Academic Quality and Standards Committee.

Find out more about quality, monitoring and enhancement.

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